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Poster: reviewr Date: Mar 20, 2011 7:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beautiful Jam- The Last 15 Years

It is a real mistake to pass by the last 15. '89 and '90 have a lot to offer. 10/14/94 is one of my all time favorites. I felt justified recently to learn that Dick thought that this show offered one of the best ever Scarlet>Fires. The way they changed over the years makes them so interesting.

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Mar 21, 2011 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beautiful Jam- The Last 15 Years

I agree with the Madison Square Garden show being great as I got the tape soon after the event and that Scarlet > Fire was one of my favorites from the 90's.

I was happy to have seen the Boston Garden shows from a couple weeks earlier and was treated to a wonderful time right from the start of Set I on 9/29/94. My buddy and I sneaked up to 3rd row for the first 3 songs, and boy did we pitch a Wang Dang Doodle all night long. We got discovered by security and sent back to our seats during Ramble On Rose. Thanks to the kind people who shared their space with us for those 20 or so minutes. Second set had me going apeshit in the taper section. (Quietly though, I was so extra self-aware that particular night, hehe, didn't want to sound like one of those people in the audience tapes that couldn't keep control of themselves.) A real highlight of that set II was - the whole thing, but especially Eyes of The World and the vocal jam out of He's Gone. Drums/Space was cool too, but then came the most pleasant surprise, the Spanish Jam > The Other One. NICE! Phil was blazing away. So was Jerry. Wharf Rat was awesome. I ended up becoming friends with the taper sitting behind us, we all went to an Irish pub nearby after the show, then he offered 3 of us space to crash in his room in exchange for a ride home. We listened to the tape on the way home through his adapter he had on his DAT and then listened to the thing in his more suitable system at home.